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The Resource Whitewashing race : the myth of a color-blind society, Michael K. Brown ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Whitewashing race : the myth of a color-blind society, Michael K. Brown ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

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Whitewashing race : the myth of a color-blind society
Title
Whitewashing race
Title remainder
the myth of a color-blind society
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Michael K. Brown ... [et al.]
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
Dewey number
305.896/073
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.W465 2003eb
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  • Brown, Michael K
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  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • United States
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  • A brilliant multi-authored work -- not an essay collection -- about the resilience of racial discrimination in the United States and the catastrophic effects of the demise of affirmative action and other civil rights era social programs in contemporary America
  • White Americans, abetted by neo-conservative writers of all hues, generally believe that racial discrimination is a thing of the past and that any racial inequalities that undeniably persist--in wages, family income, access to housing or health care--can be attributed to African Americans' cultural and individual failures. If the experience of most black Americans says otherwise, an explanation has been sorely lacking--or obscured by the passions the issue provokes. At long last offering a cool, clear, and informed perspective on the subject, this book brings together a team of highly respected sociologists, political scientists, economists, criminologists, and legal scholars to scrutinize the logic and evidence behind the widely held belief in a color-blind society--and to provide an alternative explanation for continued racial inequality in the United States. While not denying the economic advances of black Americans since the 1960s, Whitewashing Race draws on new and compelling research to demonstrate the persistence of racism and the effects of organized racial advantage across many institutions in American society--including the labor market, the welfare state, the criminal justice system, and schools and universities. Looking beyond the stalled debate over current antidiscrimination policies, the authors also put forth a fresh vision for achieving genuine racial equality of opportunity in a post-affirmative action world
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Whitewashing race : the myth of a color-blind society, Michael K. Brown ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-324) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000271366
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unknown
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9780520237063
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(cloth : alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000271366
Label
Whitewashing race : the myth of a color-blind society, Michael K. Brown ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-324) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000271366
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520237063
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000271366

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